Sacramento State's Theater Department celebrates its 50th anniversary with the opening production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." It was the first play staged by the department in 1956. Cast members perform a scene live in our studio. Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft tells you about his new book, "Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice." As the housing market cools, home owners are trying different ways of selling their homes. Are auctions a viable... Topics: The Crucible, Arthur Miller, John Ashcroft, home auctions, KXJZ, Insight
Filmmaker Ken Burns fills you in on his next PBS documentary. It's about World War II and includes interviews with many Sacramentans. You can hear Ken Burns speak as part of the Sacramento Speakers Series at 8 p.m. April 24, 2007, at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. Information: (866) 773-2535. Some researchers feel existing patents must be broken if key stem cell research is to flourish. You'll learn about the challenges of patenting things that live and change from local... Topics: Ken Burns, documentary, World War II, stem cell research, patent, evolution, snakes, KXJZ,...
Is a sales tax the best way to raise money for a new downtown arena? Today on Insight, we continue our series, "Arena: Yes or No," with a look at the legality of Measures Q and R. Experts tell you whether a simple majority will stand up in court and whether the burden of responsibility for a new arena should extend beyond Sacramento County. Mary Youngblood won a 2003 GRAMMY for Best Native American Music Album with her CD "Beneath the Raven Moon." Her latest CD is... Topics: Sacramento arena, Measures Q & R, Mary Youngblood, KXJZ, Insight
Several related bills propose to place limitations on California's teen drivers. Should teen drivers be banned from using cell phones while driving, be off the roads by 11:00 pm, and display a 'young driver' placard? Or is this simply a case of 'teen-profiling,' as many younger drivers claim? Experts join host Jeffrey Callison to figure out what restrictions should appropriately be placed on teen drivers. Three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and founder of Voices in the Wilderness, Kathy Kelly,... Topics: Teen drivers, Kathy Kelly, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
The threat of a terrorist attack in our region is taken seriously by government and emergency response teams, but how well are we prepared? Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with local officials and other experts to find out. The 2005 NCAA Track & Field Championships are coming to Sacramento next week. Jeffrey previews the event with an organizer and an athlete. Topics: Terrorism Preparedness, NCAA Championships, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
The Chumscrubber, now open in theaters, is a richly layered critique of fractured and fractious American suburban life. Host Jeffrey Callison interviews lead actor Jamie Bell along with the film's producer and director. Syringes are sold in most states without a prescription. A vote from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors could make it legal here. Jeffrey will talk with experts about how the decision could affect you. Topics: The Chumscrubber, Syringe sales, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Sacramento and San Francisco television personality Kristine Hanson hosts a gardening show that premieres today on cable's DIY network. It's made by a local company that produces several television shows for national play. Today Hanson and one of the Idea Factory's co-founders tell you about "The Dirt on Gardening" and other shows they have in production. A birth center in Fair Oaks offers a needed supply of breast milk for newborns. You'll find out why it's needed and how donations... Topics: Gardening, Birth Center, Sonny Rollins, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Former inmates face many challenges when they are released from prison; so do law enforcement and community. Today we continue our series on criminal justice in California with a close look at parole systems in our region. Sacramento radio personalities Paul Robins and Phil Cowan join us on the eve of their final broadcast together. The on-air duo have entertained Northern California audiences for nearly 20 years on their KGBY-FM Y92.5 morning radio show. Today Paul and Phil tell you why... Topics: Criminal justice, parole system, Paul and Phil say goodbye, KXJZ, Sacramento Public Radio
Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with Bob Carroll, a Sacramento City College philosophy professor, about his book and website, The Skeptic's Dictionary. In it Carroll aims to disprove many commonly held beliefs he says aren't true. Jeffrey also speaks with Sadashiv Novis, a former volunteer of Nevada City's KVMR. Sadashiv, as he was known to his listeners, had volunteered at the foothills public radio station for nearly 27 years, but his relationship with the station recently came to an abrupt end. Topics: Skeptic's Dictionary, Sadashiv Novis, Insight, public radio, KXJZ
If you thought plans to build the huge Auburn Dam were dead, think again. Two years ago, local leaders dropped the dam in favor of other flood protection measures further downstream. But that compromise might be unraveling, and the stakes are high for both sides. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with key players on both sides of the issue. Topics: Auburn Dam, flood protection, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio
"A Tradition of Soup" - As people celebrate the Chinese New Year, it's time to get a taste of China's Pearl River Delta. A Stockton woman has written a book about the soups from that region that includes Hong Kong. Today on Insight, Teresa Chen tells you about her book, "A Tradition of Soup," that covers the cultural, culinary and health aspects of Pearl River Delta soup. Sac Beer History - People have brewed beer in Sacramento as long as the city has existed. A new book... Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, A Tradition of Soup, Chinese New...
As voters gear up for Election Day reporters and other experts throughout our region tell you about the issues you'll find on the ballot in your community. Local sports anchor Mark Demsky teaches you the art of play-by-play announcing. Jeffrey Callison will join you in the classroom; he'll try his hand at announcing a Sacramento King's game under Demsky's tutelage. Topics: election day, sports announcing, Mark Demsky, KXJZ, Sacrametno Public Radio